Maria Panichelli to Present Deltek’s Webinar “CDA Appeal Litigation: Process and Common Government Defenses”

December 16, 2021

Join Maria Panichelli on Thursday, December 16, 2021, as she presents Deltek’s webinar, titled “CDA Appeal Litigation: Process and Common Government Defenses.”

Federal government contract disputes are unique. Unlike other types of contract disputes where you can initiate an action in court, federal claims are governed by specific regulations, which must be dealt with using particular procedures involving administrative review and special courts.

Recovery of monetary damages begins with an understanding of the processes used to litigate claims arising out of federal government contracts. Our experienced government contracts attorney Maria Panichelli discusses the statutory requirements for claims and identifies the applicable deadlines to litigate a claim before the Boards of Contract Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims. The most common defenses raised by the government – Notice, Authority, and Waiver/Release – will also be reviewed, as well as how to overcome them.

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Maria is the chair of Obermayer’s Government Contracting department. She focuses her practice exclusively on federal government contracting and procurement, guiding her clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their federal contracts. She provides comprehensive legal counseling that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their own business goals. Maria has represented her clients before numerous federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Contract Boards of Appeals as well as the Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other state and federal courts. Though her practice is not limited to construction alone, Maria has substantial experience with a wide range of construction-related issues such as defective designs; defective specifications; differing site conditions; express, implied and constructive changes; suspensions; delays; and liquidated damages.